Faro Jewish Heritage Centre
Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo & Capela dos Ossos
This twin-towered baroque church was completed in 1719 under João V. The spectacular facade was completed after the 1755 earthquake....
Igreja de São Pedro
At the southern end of Largo do Carmo is this tri-nave 16th-century church. The plain exterior hides an interesting interior of...
Museu Regional do Algarve
Three of the four halls at this worthwhile museum house exhibitions on rural life in the Algarve. This includes mock-ups of 19th-century...
This tiny and exquisite Italianate theatre hosts drama, music and dance performances. Adapted into a theatre in 1874 (from a building...
Mercado Municipal de Faro
Faro's impressive modern market building makes a great place to wander, people-watch, buy fresh produce, sit down on a terrace with a...
Estrada da Penha · interesting places nearby
Faro Jewish Heritage Centre information
The last vestiges of the first post-Inquisition Jewish presence in Portugal are found at the extraordinary Jewish cemetery, which has 76 beautiful marble gravestones. The small site also has a tiny museum and recreated synagogue (complete with a reconstructed wedding). Knowledgeable caretaker António starts you off with a long-winded DVD, then gives a detailed, interesting tour. You'll find the place tucked behind the football stadium – look for the cypresses – 1km from the centre.